What is missing in picture B. Can you spot the difference?
WELCOME TO VIRTUAL YALLOURN
Journey back with us to the old township of Yallourn in Latrobe Valley, Victoria – a unique town built between the 1920s and 1950s by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) to house their workers and then dug up by the same SECV for the coal beneath in the 1980s. This is our way of revisiting our town with our children and grandchildren.
In memory of Mavis & Paddy Mewett, who loved Yallourn so much. We have been able to upgrade our website thanks to the generosity of Kay Hall (Mewett) as a tribute to her parents. Our original software had to quickly be updated and we have now been able to stay in business. Stage 2 Redesign will make the site more user-friendly and even more informative...so please be patient and let's know if you have any suggestions.
See the many photos and house plans, read information, memories and stories. Most of all, play a part in it with us by adding your own photos and memories and help us name the various people in existing photos - for everyone to share. (To contribute, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an account.) Ex-residents, please also take the time to add your family to the map (HERE).
MOST RECENT ENTRIES:
In the foreground is No 1 Oval , next No2. then 3 and 4.
No1 had the” famous“ picket fence around it, No 2 had a bike racing track around it past those cypress trees or whatever, No 3 and 4 ovals.
No1 and 2 primarily for footy and cricket and 3 and 4 were used for cricket in summer and soccer in winter. That’s how it went in the 50’s and 60’s anyway. Actually, this is a great photo and you can clearly see the cricket pitches in the middle of No 1 and No 2 ovals.
Monash Square late 80s
Steve Cox Collection